Eagle County Charter School

Project Details:

    Eagle County School District
    Edwards, CO
    $11.85 Million - BEST Grant Project
    JHL Constructors, Inc.
    August 2014
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Eagle County Charter Academy, (managed by Jeff Reed, DCS principal) was completed in August 2013. Mr. Reed served as principal and owner representative for the project charge consisting of a new 45,000 SF K-8 school. Classes remained in session during construction, utilizing a modular complex on the same property. This project was funded by the BEST grant program. Project objectives addressed a very aging, deteriorating modular complex with significant security concerns. The new facility provides for a highly efficient building that is twice the square footage of the current modular footprint, yet will yield lower energy costs.

Unique Project Challenges: 

  • Mainly geographic, as the property is landlocked on a plateau adjacent to the interstate, with only one access
           shared by the operating school and construction
  • As the project is in the Vail valley, winter weather and ground frost required creative scheduling to ensure
           completion within the 10-month schedule

Project scope included:

  • New ground-up construction of a LEED Gold certified high-performance school building.
  • Management of a $11.85 million BEST grant budget
  • New parking and fields to replace the modular complex during the 2013 summer break.
  • Full management of design consultants, general contractor, and commissioning agent and construction process through occupancy
  • Procurement and management of FF&E





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